A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News, the “Paint Scheme Report” will depict which cars came to the track looking great and which ones did not. This social media driven report will use pictures found on twitter and discuss what’s great or not so great about the different schemes.
This week, NASCAR is in “Thunder Valley” where you can always find new and different paint schemes. This is a great week for sponsors to make a splash as all eyes will be on Bristol come Saturday night.
Aric Almirola’s No. 43 STP Ford Fushion
— Sunoco Racing (@SunocoRacing) August 22, 2014
Every time Aric Almirola runs the STP colors, the car looks fantastic. “Petty Blue” is one of the most iconic colors in all of sports and it continues to look great on the side of the No. 43 car. The orange/red color included will make the car nice and bright under the lights.
Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS
Although Jimmie Johnson claimed not to be superstitious, he ditched the white Lowe’s paint scheme for the blue one this weekend. When running the white scheme, the No. 48 team hasn’t fared that well. With the Chase for the Sprint Cup approaching, its go time. I always thought the blue scheme looks best and maybe “My Boy Blue” will help the team turn their luck around.
Michael McDowell’s No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fushion
Leavine Family Racing has produced some great paint scheme this season. They like to incorporate the team’s trademark red with the sponsor’s color. This red and white combination looks fantastic and will most certainly look great on track Saturday night.
The Good: Honorable Mention
Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS
— Megan Whiteside (@Hendrick5Team) August 22, 2014
Josh Wise’s No. 98 Provident Metals Chevrolet SS
Greg Biffle’s No. 16 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford Fushion
Almost time for practice. 11-1pm then final practice from 1:30-2:20pm & wrapping up Friday with qualifying at 5:40pm pic.twitter.com/Ymgp7KG8RL
— No. 16 3M Team (@163MTEAM) August 22, 2014
Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet SS
This scheme just has too much going on. The colors don’t necessarily come together that well. A simpler look would have been a better approach. The look won’t matter on the race track, however as this team tries to earn a spot in the Chase.
Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
— BristolMotorSpeedway (@BMSupdates) August 22, 2014
The all red and some white scheme looks much better than its opposite. Target’s main color is red and the team should stick to featuring that color prominently on the car. No matter what color the car is, Larson will definitely be a factor in the Irwin Tools Night Race.
Check back next weekend for a look at the different paint schemes that will run at Atlanta Motor Speedway.